News & Events Paint and Mattress Recycling Event Saturday, October 20, 2018 • 9 am – 1 pm | San Mateo County Events Center – East Parking Lot 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403 ARRIVAL TIME: Tell us your expected arrival time, visit sanmateo-paint.eventbrite.com HOUSE PAINT, STAIN, AND VARNISH Households can bring most types of house paint, stain, and varnish. Businesses that […] Read more. China Tightens Recycling Import Rules We have all seen the pictures of cities in China with air pollution so bad citizens have resorted to wearing masks. To help improve the environment, the Chinese government recently implemented new rules severely restricting the import of recycled plastics and recycled paper. With the paper mill industry declining in the US, we have been shipping much of our baled paper to China, where high-quality recycling is made into products such as cereal boxes and shipping cartons. Historically, China has accepted 4 to 5 percent impurities in bales of recycled materials. Now, China will only accept bales containing less than 1 percent of those impurities. It is a big change that will be challenging to meet. Read more. Household Battery and Cell Phone Collection – Program Changes Starting Sept 3rd Starting September 3, 2018, place household batteries (rechargeable, alkaline, button) and cell phones inside a sealed clear plastic bag, and place ON TOP of your closed BLACK GARBAGE CART on your regular collection day. Apartment Battery and Cell Phone Collection Bucket Check to see if your building has a designated area for battery and Cell […] Read more. Pay Your Bill By Phone Recology San Mateo County customers are now able to pay their bills over the phone, as well as online, by mail, and in-person. Pay-by-phone is free for customers to use at any time. Call 650-620-1001 to make your payment (please have your account number nearby). We accept, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or we can debit your […] Read more. Learn more about Recology San Mateo County Zero is Everything One Team, One Dream Why Do You Like Working At Recology?